Inside ‘Canada’s hardest house to sell’… a luxurious £35million lakeside mansion complete with cinema, bowling alley and swimming pool

Listed by Sotheby’s International Realty Canada, the Oakville, Ontario mansion was completed in 2006, following five years of careful contemplation, planning and construction.

The residence features a private chapel, indoor and outdoor pools, killer views and with a new lower price of just £34.7 million ($59-million CAD), marked down from £38.3 million ($65-million CAD).

The listing states: “The estate is evocative of the great country castles of England. Built to look 100 years old, Chelster Hall will never age.

“Classic, timeless, and balanced architecture. Voluminous space. Old world craftsmanship by predominantly local artisans.”

Only a "very finite number" of potential purchasers with a net worth of more than $200 million could afford the "crown jewel" on Lake Ontario, say the representatives of Sotheby's International Realty Canada.

With a down payment of £7 million ($11.8 million CAD), monthly carrying costs would be roughly £151,545 ($257,300 CAD), they calculated.

The mansion was designed by Oakville architect William Hicks, Chelster Hall — named after the Powells' golden retrievers.

It was inspired by the Jacobean architecture of 400-year-old Blickling Hall, the ancestral home of Anne Boleyn, ill-fated second wife of Henry VIII, The Spec reported.

Powell spent many of his early years in Britain before getting into the beer business, becoming president of Labatt Brewing Co. Ltd. in Canada and later CEO of Belgium's Interbrew SA, one of the world's largest brewers.

The property’s drive through the double controlled front entry gates and pass the sentry gate house, heading towards the main residence.

The listing added: “A sense of calm, space, privacy, happiness, and security prevails.

“Country club rolling lawns. Four season gardens and thousands of trees and shrubs.”

The listing features Quarter sawn White Oak flooring and plaster moulding as well as custom cabinetry.

The listing also states: “European influenced elegant precast fireplace mantels (most with gas log insets).

“Top drawer quality abounds in the approximately 43,850 square foot main residence.”

More muted fun in the main floor billiards room leads guests to the lower level where entertainment happens.

The property also contains an incredible bowling lane as well as a home cinema.

All features are complemented by the pub-influenced wet bar.

The agents representing Chelster Hall said they already have one high-profile mansion sale under their

belt: the 2016 sale of the Canadian architectural masterpiece known as Integral House, the Globe and Mail reported.

The stunning 18,000-square-foot residence was built by mathematician James Stewart at a cost of close to £20 million ($34-million CAD), according to some reports.

The agents say selling such a grand home as this is less about waiting for a buyer to find you than it is about beating the bushes to flush out some of the world’s ultra-wealthy, who in many cases may not know they want such a trophy property.

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